Dr. Bashir fights to save Garak's life when a device implanted in his brain, designed to alleviate pain in the event of torture, begins to malfunction and is slowly killing him.

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Garak and Bashir are waiting in line in the mess hall, when suddenly, Garak falls ill. An examination reveals an implant in his brain. The device - which was implanted a year earlier - is to prevent the bearer from giving away secrets whilst being interrogated, but, now, Garak's time is quickly running out, and Bashir looks for a way to save his friend's life. In the meantime, Garak tells him contradicting stories about his past. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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8 May 1994 (USA)  »

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A script for this episode was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. See more »

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When Bashir and Tain are in the room together, Tain asks for tea and a glass of kanar. When he gets the kanar, it is a blue liquid with the consistency of water. In all previous instances, kanar is shown as a black, syrup-like liquid. See more »

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[Garak tells Bashir how during the war he once let some Bajoran prisoners escape]
Dr. Julian Bashir: And so they exiled you.
Elim Garak: That's right! And left me, to live out my days with nothing to look forward to but having lunch with you.
Dr. Julian Bashir: I'm sorry you feel that way. I thought you enjoyed my company.
Elim Garak: Oh, I did. And that's the worst part. I can't believe that I actually enjoyed eating mediocre food and staring into your smug, sanctimonious face. I hate this place, and I hate you.
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References Rashômon (1950) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Boy it sucks to be Garak....
19 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" reveals much about Garak--the enigmatic and tricky Cardassian 'tailor' living on the station. When the show begins, Garak is doing what he often does--he's having a meal with his BFF, Dr. Bashir. Without warning, Garak doubles over--in intense pain and in immediate need of hospitalization. What follows is Garak's story--how he was once a dreaded and powerful leader in the Cardassian Obsidian Order as well as his fall from grace.

While this isn't among the more exciting episodes of the series, it's an important one because it makes Garak A BIT pitiable and a bit easier to understand. Worth seeing.


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